It’s been a couple of years since I’ve last seen a 1000S for sale – so let’s fix that! In 1996, a Malaysian group took over the husk of MZ and resolved to build their first superbike. The MV 1000S was born – a 140 mph parallel twin rarity, of which only 30 were brought to the US.
Despite the initial claims, the MZ 1000S ended up more as a sport-tourer. The 999cc engine produced 117 horsepower and 72 ft-lb of torque. The decent 40 mpg gave you a tank range of 170 miles, helping with the sport-tourer role. Though it’s very rare here, this bike was reasonably successful in Europe, and it spawned a touring model as well as a naked variant. OEM components weren’t bad, as you got Marzocchi adjustable forks and a Sachs rear shock. You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that parts availability would be a nightmare, however Graham’s Motorcycles in Britain has assumed the role of worldwide distributor, and you can supposedly get nearly everything you need in a week’s time.
This example has just 2,608 miles and the seller states that it “runs great and is in excellent shape.” The only other information he/she has to provide about the specific bike is that the sale includes a “brand new set of Touratech side luggage and rack” as shown in the top photo.
Find this 1000S for sale in Cincinatti, Ohio for $5,400 or best offer here on ADVRider.